Hasegawa and Trumpeter are among my favs for airframes, Dragon and Tamiya for land units. But sometimes it dependes on the model and scale.
For paints, Testors, Modelmaster and Vallejo, but again it depends what for. Laquers are a bit more finicky.
Just a couple of quick tips...
- Mix your putty (filler) with "nail polish remover" (acetate), that will make it more managable and will sink well between the wing/frame joint. Easy to remove access too, but do work fast as it dry´s quick.
- Once you have your kit painted, camo, weathering or what ever and your ready for paneling, apply gloss laquer so when you apply your panaeling (a well deluted dark color) to your panel lines, they will slide with ease. With the gloss laquer you also protect your base finish that way.
Plenty of stuff on YT to help you out.
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